Sounds Good: Cowboy Indian Bear@Jackpot, Hearts of Darkness@Legends, Hottie@Stanford’s

You know, go out Friday, see a few good bands, have a drink or two. Wake up Saturday with a dry mouth and ringing in your ears.

Then Saturday hit it even harder.

Drink more. See more bands that are even louder and more rockin’. Lose even more of your already diminished hearing.

Why, you ask?


Well, Wednesday, on August 3rd at the Uptown, My Morning Jacket is going to rip your damn face off three times before you hit the ground if you’re not ready for it. This is an absolutely can’t miss show that also features one of my new favorites bands, Delta Spririt, doing the opening honors.

So go out this weekend, feel some bass pounding in your lungs, and get ready…



Thursday, July 28th

Mammoth Life CD release party with Cowboy Indian Bear at the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence

Mammoth Life is an art-pop duo that explores grand ideas such as immortality and existentialism.  They have songs with titles like "Boy Blue, An American Lion," and "With Sanctity, Our Declaration, Part I."  This is said to be their last Lawrence show of 2011 as the band is heading out on an extensive tour and the relocating to San Fran. 
CIB is a Lawrence outfit fronted by scenester Marty Hillard, who also is involved in the hip hop group Ebony Tusks.  Lately, his band has been hitting it hard, getting good reviews from the Pitch and other assorted music blogs.  Their sound is fairly poppy, with lots of harmonies and kind of a disco back beat.  They sound kinda like Two Door Cinema Club, a band that’s been getting a fair amount of run lately on alternative stations like 965 the Buzz


Friday, July 29th

The Hearts of Darkness at Wild Bill’s in the Legends

Fresh off their opening gig for Snoop Dogg at the Crossroads, Hearts of Darkness plays a free show in the Legends as part of a Kanrocksas promotional event.  HOD plays a blend of afrobeat, hip hop, and funk, and they bring a ton of energy to their live shows.  They’ve been getting some good run recently, playing gigs all over the place and showing up to open for bigger national acts.   

And they keep it real with a horn section, full rhythm section, and more, usually numbering in the double digits.

Plus, if you’re going to be in the Legends, go by and say hi to Craigers at Standford and Sons, and catch the 7:45 set of hottie red head April Macie.  She’s been on Stern and she’s also really hot, so it should be a great time.  

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3 Responses to Sounds Good: Cowboy Indian Bear@Jackpot, Hearts of Darkness@Legends, Hottie@Stanford’s

  1. Bobby says:

    Aren’t you the same guy who advised everyone to go see Snoop’s 55minute show at the horse corral? Are you trying to gain our trust? trying to get us to respect you tips and advice?…. or are you just pimping for the advertisers? ..think about it, and let us know… No hard feeling… there is still time……

  2. Matt says:

    Yep, same guy…
    But I don’t recall saying anything about Snoop being a can’t miss show. And I certainly had no idea about what his set’s length would be. The article was simply an interest piece.

    On the flip side, I AM saying that My Morning Jacket on Wednesday at the Uptown will likely be one of the best shows of the summer. Definite can’t miss. (And don’t show up late, the opener kicks ass too). And the bands I recommend in the weekly Sounds Good article are bands I like or that sound interesting to me. No warranties or nothin’. I’m sure lots of people disagree with my taste, but that’s part of the fun, right?

  3. Bobby says:

    …but that’s part of the fun, right?…. yes siree 🙂

    And that is why they make vanilla strawberry coconut vodka rum and beer.

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